The rules are enforced by the mutawwa'in, religious authorities employed by the government’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
For starters it’s almost impossible to find it out in the open and no one will be advertising it.
But getting lucky usually combines “liquid courage” and the right place.
The thought of courting (romantically) in Saudi Arabia is hard to believe, let alone casual dating. In a country with strict gender-segregation rules and ultra Islamic-conservative practices it’s hard to comprehend the idea of dating. So, for all you single expats venturing out to Saudi Arabia this may in fact be the place you find your soul mate (cheesy, I know).
Considering dating publicly is strictly against the law here, keep it discrete and you may get away with it. Some have mastered the art of this pick up, whereby the interested person (most likely the male) will directly drop the number into her purse.
The air conditioner of his dusty Honda battled the heat, prayer beads dangled from the rearview mirror, and the smell of the cigarette he’d just smoked wafted toward me as he stopped to show me a barbershop that his friends frequent.
Officially, men in Saudi Arabia aren’t allowed to wear their hair long or to display jewelry—such vanities are usually deemed to violate an Islamic instruction that the sexes must not be too similar in appearance.
Yasser gestured to a parking lot across from the shopping center, explaining that after midnight it would be “full of men picking up men.” These days, he said, “you see gay people everywhere.” Yasser turned onto a side street, then braked suddenly. He wasn’t worried about the gay-themed nature of his tour—he didn’t want to be caught alone with a woman.
“Oh shit, it’s a checkpoint,” he said, inclining his head toward some traffic cops in brown uniforms. I rummaged through my purse, realizing that I’d left my passport in the hotel for safekeeping. As he resumed his narration, I recalled something he had told me earlier.
Yasser looked behind him to see if he could reverse the car, but had no choice except to proceed. “It’s a lot easier to be gay than straight here,” he had said.
“If you go out with a girl, people will start to ask her questions.
If you don’t have that option, I would recommend to date at your home. I used to party hard on weekends, going to private beaches and even drink imported alcohol. You can do whatever you want if you have the access to the right places with the right people.surprisingly, Saudi girls are the easiest to hook up.